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Experience an authentic productive Namibian cattle and guest farm, situated at the foot of the majestic Waterberg Plateau in northern-central Namibia in the midst of a 41,000 hectares natural haven.

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The Accommodation

Between 2005 and 2019 we built 9 secluded bush bungalows which are scattered along the slope of Klein Waterberg. They all face the tip of the massive Waterberg Plateau, a reassuring calming presence in the mornings, as well as a very special backdrop for your sundowner on the veranda and when you go to rest at night.

The older generation of bungalows was entirely built of natural materials such as, for example, termite clay used on the outside walls for perfect insulation, all of which makes for a traditional look and feel.

After replacing scores of wooden doors and window frames as well as ceilings which the omnipresent termites include in their regular diet the newer generation of bungalows is built with natural Waterberg sand stone as well as cement bricks and aluminium frames which give them a simple yet sophisticated modern look.

Some of the new-generation-bush bungalows can be fitted with one or two extra beds for younger children.

All bungalows, old and new, offer modern amenities and outside showers with breath-taking views of both mountains and including the odd spotting of a passing dik dik or kudu.

The “Villa”. A spacious self-catering 2-bedroom-house with 2 ensuite bathrooms, a lounge area and a fully equipped kitchen as well as a veranda with an inbuilt braai (grill). However, catering can also be done from the guest farm kitchen on prior request. Otherwise, you can also book meals at the restaurant.

In addition, we have got a family unit close to the restaurant and pool which consists of two rooms with a connecting door. Each room has got its own bathroom. Here we can accommodate 2 adults and up to 3 or even 4 children, depending on their age.

Each bungalow is built by hand using traditional building methods and materials from the surrounding mountains.

Our Facilities

Our restaurant, where most of our meals are served, has a cosy fireplace for winter and floor to ceiling sliding doors for summer. We also invite you to enjoy a dip in our cocktail pool – which is just deep enough to be refreshing even on the hottest summer days. Or if an afternoon of reading and relaxing is more your thing lie back on our comfortable Lapa sofas where our staff will happily attend to you.

In the evenings enjoy drinks and fireside storytelling at our firepit before sitting down and enjoying one of our delicious, home-made, farm grown meals.

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Activities

A marked hiking trails takes you up Klein Waterberg. It is a 70 to 90 minutes hike, depending on how many (photo) stops you make to take in the spectacular views. We recommend you do the hike early in the morning or in the afternoon when the light is nicest. In most cases you will be accompanied by our dogs who know the trail but do not need any extra attention. They just love the exercise.

Our afternoon activity takes you over the farm to the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF – www.cheetah.org) and on the way back to wide open field at the foot of the Waterberg which we call Little Serengeti for its abundance in game. It gives you an idea of how we farm in the presence of naturally present game as well as predators.

During the trip over the farm our guide will explain our cattle and horse management and show you some of our Santa Gertrudis cattle and Arab horses, including how we protect our calves and foals against our numerous leopards who we tolerate because they were here first.

At CCF a guide from the centre takes over. You have the opportunity to see a feeding – except on Sundays which is the cheetah’s fasting day –, to inform yourself about everything concerning the cheetah’s fight for survival and to be taken on a drive through an enclosure where you can observe some cheetahs which cannot be rewilded close-up while the guide answers any question you might have. Furthermore, you will meet some of the livestock guarding dogs with their herds of goats.

When the sun starts to set you will head out to the Little Serengeti to find animals such as eland, springbok, hartebeest, oryx and a variety of night active animals such as bat-eared foxes and aardvarks. You may also see the odd pangolin, porcupine or leopard.

A shorter tour in the morning after breakfast or in the afternoon which concentrates on our farming activities. Our guide will explain our cattle and horse management and show you some of our Santa Gertrudis cattle and Arab horses, including how we protect our calves and foals against our numerous leopards who we tolerate because they were here first.

In the afternoon a sundowner can be included. Having a sundowner is one of those iconic Namibian habits. On the way to one of our earth dams which serve as water reservoirs after good rainy seasons you will see lots of different game and soak up the magic light before and just after sunset. – Note: The sundowner tour can only take place if the Visit to Cheetah Conservation Fund is not booked.

While most of our horses have been imprinted as very young foals and run wild once they are old enough to fend for themselves in the bush after having been brought up to be bush-wise by their mothers, we do have a number of ridable horses. Whether you have got little riding experience and prefer walking or you are an experienced rider and want to enjoy cantering for kilometres and kilometres we can take you on a guided out-ride where you will get really close to wildlife.

This activity has to be pre-booked as it is subjected to relevant rules and conditions. More information on request.

You arrive at the Bernabe de la Bat Restcamp run by Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR). From there you can go on a hike up to the plateau (40 to 50 minutes). NWR also offers game drives on the plateau which is a national park where self-drive cars are not allowed.

Besides the regional plains game you can see roan and sable antelopes brought to the Plateau from the Zambezi Region in the late 70s. Furthermore, the plateau is home to white and black rhino as well as the only buffalo population south of the veterinary fence.

A self-drive activity for half a day or a day. It is a 30 to 40-minute-drive, 7 km on tarred road (C 22) and 17 km on gravel road (D 2512).

If you are interested in how people live in a small rural town and what challenges they face you can visit steps for children in Okakarara during the morning hours. While you are taken on a tour of the project you have the opportunity to find out more about work at the project as well as about the surrounding community.

This is a 40 km self-drive activity on a tarred road which takes you about 25 minutes. It can be combined with a trip to Waterberg Plateau Park or our drive to Cheetah Conservation Fund and Little Serengeti in the afternoon.

Good To Know

We Are Not A Luxury Lodge, We are Guest Farm.

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You Don't Need A 4x4 To Get To Us

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We Are Family Friendly

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Our Key Deposit Policy

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Good To Know

We Are Not A Luxury Lodge, We are Guest Farm

While we strive to maintain a high standard in what we offer we are still rooted in the guest farm tradition. We don’t pretend to be an any-number-of-star-lodge, but rather want to make you feel comfortable in the traditional and more familial Namibian guest farm sense.

We Have Pets

As you would expect on a farm we have got dogs and cats. While the cats usually do not take much notice of the humans around them our dogs are fond of humans. Usually they are with Harry & Sonja, but can be found around in the entertainment area sometimes and will also accompany you on your hike up Klein Waterberg if they notice you setting off. They know the trail and where to find water, which means they do take care of themselves and will not be a bother.

We Are Family Friendly

Families are welcome. Some bush bungalows can accommodate an extra bed and there is also a family unit close to the restaurant and pool which consists of two rooms with a connecting door. Each room has got its own bathroom. There is room for 2 adults and up to 3 or even 4 children depending on their age.

Our Key Deposit Policy

In as much as some of our guests might not like being asked for a refundable “key deposit” at check-in we hope you will understand. Namibia is a big country and chasing keys which accidentally remained in cargo pants pockets, handbags or backpacks is a mission. We just found that the refundable key deposit of N$100.00 is the best reminder for our guests as well as our reception staff.

We Are LGBTQIA Friendly

We strongly believe in an equal, diverse and free society and warmly welcome persons of any orientation, background or identity to enjoy a safe stay at our facilities. We absolutely do not tolerate bigotry, homophobia, racism, sexism or any other form of hate speech on our property.

Our A Shared Farm Table Concept

In our restaurant you will find two long tables rather than small individual tables. In true guest farm style all guests used to sit together at those shared tables. This tradition goes back to the early days of guest farms when you had a family table and with some few guests. The concept allows guests to share travel experiences and first-hand information on routes and roads, accommodation and activities.

Due to Covid-19/SARS-COV2, of course, this concept was adjusted. Guests are seated with the required distance and the official health and safety protocol is observed.